Fuel ink veteran D, acquire 20-goal scorer

The Indy Fuel announced Wednesday they have added two players to the roster, signing veteran defenseman Zach Miskovic and trading for forward Alex Lavoie.

The 30-year-old Miskovic has played six professional seasons, primarily in the AHL with Hershey, Chicago, San Antonio, Iowa and the last pair of seasons in Rockford. He played six ECHL games with Cincinnati in 2013-14.

Last season, he had two goals and six assists for Rockford in 42 games. Over his career, he has 22 goals and 56 assists in 279 AHL games.

He will become the fifth player in the Fuel’s training camp with veteran status. ECHL rules allow a team to carry five veterans, but allow four to dress in a game. He joins forwards Garett Bembridge and Josh Brittain, and defenseman Kevin Quick and David Pszenyczny as the Fuel’s veterans.

Miskovic signed with the Washington Capitals out of St. Lawrence University in 2009, and played three seasons in the Capitals organization. He is a 30-year-old right-shot defenseman from River Forest, Ill. He gives the Fuel three veteran defensemen, joining third-year player Anders Franzon and three rookies on the blueline.

Lavoie was acquired in a trade from the Atlanta (formerly Gwinnett) Gladiators for future considerations. He is a center who has put together back-to-back 20-goal seasons. In 2013-14, his rookie year, he had 25 goals and 76 points for the CHL’s champion Allen Americans. He followed it up with a 21-goal, 57-point season for the ECHL’s Florida Everblades last year.

He has been a part of two CHL championships – also suiting up for Allen during the 2013 playoffs, and has a career plus-21 rating. He was the CHL’s Rookie of the Year in 2013-14.

Lavoie is a 5-10, 170-pound center from Anjou, Quebec. He came to the pros after a long career in the QMJHL, where he had 24, 23 and 36 goals his final three seasons.

The Fuel roster now has 15 forwards, seven defensemen and one goaltender heading into training camp, which opens Oct. 2.

Miskovic’s Wikipedia page
Miskovic’s HockeyDB profile

Lavoie’s HockeyDB profile
Lavoie’s Wikipedia page
Lavoie’s ECHL profile

Training camp roster as of Sept. 8

Forwards (15)

  • (V) Garett Bembridge (6-0, 180, Saskatoon, Sask.). Age: 34. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Rhett Bly (5-10, 185, Regina, Sask.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (V) Josh Brittain (6-5, 220, Milton, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Ontario Reign (ECHL)
  • Dylan Clarke (6-2, 174, Belleville, Ont.). Age: 29. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Rapid City Rush (ECHL)
  • Alex Lavoie (5-10, 170, Anjou, Que.). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
  • Pete Massar (5-9, 180, Willston, Vt.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Johnny McGuire (6-1, 205, Peterborough, Ont.). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Peter Schneider (5-11, 191, Vienna, Austria). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Notre Dame (NCAA)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Reed Seckel (5-10, 182, Melvin, Mich.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Northern Michigan (NCAA)/Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
  • (R) Cody Sharib (6-2, 220, Needham, Mass.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Connecticut (NCAA)
  • Kyle Stroh (6-1, 185, Vibank, Sask.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Casey Thrush (6-1, 185, Easton, Md.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: New Hampshire (NCAA)
  • (R) Terrence Wallin (6-0, 204, Yardley, Pa.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: UMass-Lowell (NCAA)
  • Matt White (6-2, 196, McMurray, Pa.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Walker Wintoneak (6-3, 210, Thunder Bay, Ont.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Univ. of Calgary (CIS)

Defensemen (7)

  • Anders Franzon (6-3, 196, Plattsburgh, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Patrick Koudys (6-3, 210, Smithville, Ont.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Penn State (NCAA)
  • (R) Ben Marshall (5-9, 179, Mahtomedi, Minn). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Minnesota (NCAA)
  • (V) Zach Miscovic (6-0, 183, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 30. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • (V) David Pszenyczny (6-0, 190, Sterling Heights, Mich.). Age: 30. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)
  • (V) Kevin Quick (6-0, 181, Buffalo, NY). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Dundee Stars (EIHL)
  • (R) Andy Simpson (5-11, 190, Chesterfield, Mo.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Dartmouth (NCAA)

Goaltenders (1)

  • Shane Owen (6-2, 195, Markham, Ont.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)

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